Stephen Aboud

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Italy flanker Giovanni Pettinelli and Niccolo Cannone embrace after the Six Nations win over Wales. Photo: Geoff Caddick/AFP via Getty Images

It is highly unlikely that the 19th century French theologian, Charles Loyson, had any interest in the development of modern rugby players. However, h(...)

Italy players react to their heavy defeat in the Six Nations match against Ireland. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Walking down Lansdowne Lane in the aftermath of the Six Nations game at the Aviva stadium, I couldn’t shrug off the feeling of acute disappointment wh(...)

Dejected Italian players after conceding a try to England during the 33-0 home defeat at  the  Stadio Olimpico, Rome. The defeat  extended their losing run in the Six Nations to 34 games. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

It didn’t take long for that hoary old chestnut regarding Italy’s ongoing participation in the Six Nations to rear its head. Two more defeats to be pr(...)

Roain Ntamack: there is an often heard expression ‘you can’t coach that’ but a good coach can facilitate it. Look at the example of French outhalf  Ntamack and his decision to escape from his in-goal area in the autumn victory over New Zealand.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I recently had the pleasure of listening to my fellow Wexford man Billy Walsh speak about the transformation in Irish boxing during his time as nation(...)

The Cork  team celebrate their win over Galway in the All-Ireland under-20 final at Semple Stadium on Wednesday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

“We have a saying around here: ‘I don’t want to hear about the labour, just show me the baby.’” – Bill Parcells, legendary NFL coach Sorry now, Bill.(...)

Paolo Garbisi attacks for Italy against Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

To have any chance at all of breaking a 27-game losing streak in the Six Nations, Paolo Garbisi must embody all the great Azzurri 10s that came before(...)

Stephen Aboud is in lockdown in Parma, where we works with the Federazione Italian Rugby. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Italy is in lockdown having been ravaged by the coronavirus, but it must still be eerie to walk down the Strada della Repubblica, one of the main thor(...)

The Ireland U20s side greet their Scottish counterparts ahead of their game, which Ireland won 38-26  at  Irish Independent Park, Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland assistant coach Kieran Campbell expressed satisfaction following the 38-26 victory over Scotland in the opening match of the Under-20 Six Nati(...)

Ireland U-20 players celebrate Cormac Foley’s try against England during the Six Nations victory  in Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland, the Under-20 Six Nations Grand Slam champions, travel to Argentina for the Junior Rugby World Championship without four of their starting tea(...)

Ted Hill:   made his full England debut against Japan in the November internationals.  Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Pool A France: The defending world champions won the tournament on home soil last summer and there are a number of familiar faces including world pla(...)

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